The Creativity and Innovation Effectiveness Profile is a competency-based diagnostic instrument
Designed to help individuals determine their ability to be creative and innovative.
To do this, the instrument breaks the subject down into seven key competencies for creativity and innovation. This allows participating individuals to assess their current ability at a detailed level, and then determine which competencies require more attention or focus to improve.
Each competency area in the Creativity and Innovation Effectiveness instrument uses twelve questions to assess current overall competence, for a profile total of eighty-four questions. Each question stands alone, and can be combined with others to build a customised improvement or development plan that includes those competencies that are weakest.
The Creativity and Innovation Effectiveness instrument comes with interpretation notes to help participants understand more specifically how they can improve weaker areas. The ability to provide any in-depth analysis and feedback from the questionnaire and notes alone is limited. This guide serves as an important resource.
The Creativity and Innovation Effectiveness Model: The Seven Competency Areas
Examines whether the respondent's internal personal drive and level of interest will allow them to be creative or innovative.
Levels of Curiosity
Explores the extent to which they are naturally inquisitive and have a strong desire to know how and why as much as possible.
Pattern Breaking Skills
Determines the extent to which you can find new and different perspectives to existing problems and issues.
Idea Nurturing Ability
Analyses the extent to which you take the time to carefully reflect on the quality of ideas and support their growth and development.
Willingness to Experiment and Take Risks
Examines the extent to which you push the boundaries to effectively test ideas by applying them in relatively protected environments in which they can be developed.
Courage and Resilience Levels
Looks at the extent to which you are prepared to break with tradition to stand alone to pursue an idea, even when others heavily criticise or attack the initiator or its prompter.
Explores the extent to which you tenaciously maintain a 'can-do' attitude when breaking new ground or doing something in a different way for the first time.
Section 1 of The Creativity and Innovation Effectiveness Profile Facilitator Guide
Contains an entire feedback workshop that covers each of the seven Creativity and Innovation Effectiveness competencies in detail. Participating individuals can discover more about themselves and others through discussion and exercises in a workshop environment tailored to the needs of the organisation. Short or long, formal or informal, a workshop can encourage collaborative discussion on the subject of Creativity and Innovation Effectiveness.
Section 2 of the Creativity and Innovation Effectiveness Profile
This section provides coaching tips for each of the eighty-four individual questions. These specific strategies or action steps will help individuals improve their overall effectiveness as well as improve competency areas where scores are low.
Section 3 of the guide
Reference tool to help people take positive action after completing the Creativity and Innovation Effectiveness Profile. Includes further information on how to go about creating, recording, and reviewing an Action Plan.